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they hold off the taliban? here's charlie d'agata. >> reporter: the u.s. troop surge succeeded in taking back big chunks of territory from the taliban. but with the last of those 33,000 troops gone, it's largely down to afghan security forces to hold on. lieutenant colonel leroy barker showed us an area past this check point where taliban fighters persist. >> there's been operation after operation to kind of clear that area but it's not as easy as it looks. >> this used to be a u.s. base. now it's a chick pointmanned by afghan police protecting a vital road that is under constant threat from the taliban. but it's still receives plenty of hands-on u.s. support. >> this is what military officials call mentoring. training afghan security forces to stand alone while still providing military backup. that includes teaching them to find homemade bombs, the biggest threat here. >> ak-47 or a remote device with wires on it, preserve that evidence. >> reporter: rick poor formally of the georgia bureau of investigations trains police on how to secure a crime scene. sort of a csi kandahar. and there
are now defending their country. the question remains whether they can still hold off the taliban. >> reporter: the u.s. troop surge succeeded in taking back big chunks of territory from the taliban. but with the last of those 33,000 troops gone it's largely down to afghan security forces to hold on. lieutenant colonel leroy barker showed us an area past this checkpoint where taliban fighters persist. >> there's been operation after operation to kind of clear that area but not as easy as it looks. >> this used to be a u.s. base. now a checkpoint manned by afghan police protecting a vital road that's under constant threat from the taliban but it still receives plenty of hands on u.s. support. this is what military officials call mentoring, training afghan security forces to standalone while still providing military back up. that includes teaching them to find home made bombs, the biggest threat here. >> ak-47 or remote device with wires on it, preserve that evidence. >> reporter: rick poor trains police on how to secure a crime scene. sort of a csi kandahar. there has been progress
and personnel who are supposed to be supporting me. and i added it by saying, "for me, the taliban is on the inside of the building." >> reporter: lieutenant colonel andrew wood headed a special military team whose mission ended and was not extended a month before the september 11 attack. he told us he felt the same frustration. so all the experts on the ground are telling headquarters at the state department "we need this," and the answer kept coming back as? >> "you've got to do with less." for what reasons, i don't know. >> reporter: charlene lamb is the state department official who declined the security request and today stood her ground. >> sir, we had the correct number of assets in benghazi at the time of 9/11 for what had been agreed upon. >> to start off by saying you had the correct number somehow doesn't seem to ring true to the american people. >> reporter: today, white house spokesman jay carney echoed the criticism. >> there is no question that when four american personnel are killed in an attack on an diplomatic facility, that the security there was not adequate to-
the taliban is on the inside of the building. >> reporter: lieutenant colonel andrew wood headed a special military team whose mission ended and was not extended a month before the september 11th attack. he told us he felt the same frustration. >> so all the experts on the ground are telling headquarters at the state department we need this. and the answer kept coming back as? >> you've got to do with less. for what reasons i don't know. >> reporter: charlene lamb is the state department official who declined the security request and stood her ground. >> sir, we had the correct number of assets in benghazi at the time of 9/11 for what had been agreed upon. >> to start off by saying you had the correct number somehow doesn't seem to ring true to the american people. >> reporter: james carney echoed the criticism. >> there's no question when four american personnel are killed in an attack on a diplomatic facility that the security there was not adequate to prevent that from happening. >> reporter: republicans also addressed the controversy over why the obama administration initially portraye
they got in. >> reporter: the taliban asleased a video days later. it showed them practicing with wire cutters. investigators say they had detailed knowledge of the layout of the base. .> there are guard towers with guards in them. ance ee more sophisticated surveillance equipment, but it can't see everywhere all the time. >> reporter: lieutenant colonel e, istopher raible, a fighter pilot and commanding officer, died defending the base along with sergeant bradley atwell, an aircraft technician. >> pelley: and kelly cobiella is back from camp bastion and is reporting from our bureau in kabul, afghanistan. kelly, how did the u.s. put an end to the attack and what happened to the attackers? >> well, it finally ended, scott, when helicopter pilots in the middle of this gun fight got into their helicopters, off the ground and were guided to the insurgents on the ground by the marines on the ground who were fighting them. they killed all but one. the final insurgent was injured and is being held at the base. >> pelley: kelly, thanks very much. in syria today rebels fighting the assad dictat
in pakistan is shot for taking on the taliban, and can a simple breast test reveal whether you have a deadly disease. >>> but we begin this morning with a look at today's eye opener, your world in 90 seconds. >> this deserves a thorough investigation. we need to get to the bottom of every single allegation. >> congress demands answers about the libyan attack. >>> we are learning dramatic new details about the september 11th assault that took the lives of ambassador chris stevens and the others. >> officials say there was no unrest outside the compound walls prior to the attack. >> a state department official is expected to testify that his request for more troops and officers was turned down. >>> governor romney wants to let wall street run wild but he's going to bring down the hammer on sesame street. >> the producers of sesame street want president obama to stop using big bird in campaign ads. >> you have to scratch your head when president obama spends the last week talking about big bird. >> the supreme court talks about whether race should be considered in college admissions. >> how a p
but the subject was even under discussion considering the circumstances is remarkable. >> the taliban said it is responsible for the attack on a 14-year-old pakistani girl who spoke out against the militant. she's in critical condition this morning after doctors worked through the night to save her life. a gunman shot her yesterday on a school bus. she was wounded in the head and neck. this morning doctors removed the bullet near her. spinal cord and said her condition is improving. she is still unconscious. she began writing a blog when she was 11 about life under taliban rule and calling for girls education. the attack was criticized by the pakistani government and u.s. state department. >> directing violence at children is barbaric, cowardly and our hearts go out to her and the others who were wounded as well as fair family. >> the taliban called her receivism a new chapter and said we have to finish the chapter. >> the supreme court begins rethinking affirmative action. they will hear argument whether colleges can use race when considering admissions. abigail fisher, a white woman said
by the pakistani taliban this week is said to be recovering. some people have followed her anti-taliban messages over the past three years are calling her pakistan's ann frank. this morning we'll hear the latest prayers and demonstrations on her behalf. >>> and in one of the cheapest towns in america hungry bears will go anywhere to get a square meal. >> i yelled for help. he left the bedroom and went back to the refrigerator. cleaned me out. >> we'll go out on bear patrol in aspen, colorado on cbs "this morning". [ male announcer ] we all love dreamers. people and companies who take us places. excite our imagination. make life better. brighten our days. ♪ at jcp, we don't want to be another store. we want to be your favorite store. we're creating a whole new way to shop for the brands you love. at values you can believe in. jcp has a bold new look that will look even better on you. ♪ i need all the help i can get. i tell them, "come straight to the table." i say, "it's breakfast time, not playtime." "there's fruit, milk and i'm putting a little nutella on your whole-wheat toast." funny, tha
the condition of that 14-year-old ters?ist shot by the taliban. our oce's killing the oysters? it's an early warning on a disturbing change in our oceans. nten the cbs evening news t whitening strips 2 hour whitening kit is proven to quickly remove surface stains and deep stains in just two hours. [ female announcer ] rembrandt® deeply white™: whiten in just 2 hours. throughout our lives. one a day women's 50+ is a complete multivitamin designed for women's health concerns as we age. it has more of 7 antioxidants to support cell health. one a day 50+. >> pelley: in colorado today, prosecutors added 14 counts of attempted murder to the charges against james holmes. he now faces 152 counts in all in that movie theater massacre back in july that left 12 dead and 58 wounded. barry petersen is at the courthouse in centennial, colorado. barry. >> reporter: well, scott, there were more changes in holmes' appearance today. do still has the short-cut hair , t now he has big, bushy sideburns, what are called shyton chops. he was attentive, and for the first time since i have seen him he actually ta
the taliban. the girl was attacked and wounded on tuesday in the swat valley, a taliban stronghold. she said girls have a right to education. the taliban accused her of quote western thinking. elizabeth palmer reports from islamabad. >> reporter: malala yousufzai is on a ventilator at the moment and she's still one sedation according to the pakistani military spokesman. she's in an army hospital. her condition is said to be stable and her surgical team says that at the moment there's no plan to move her abroad for more specialist treatment. malala yousufzai's shooting last week by taliban extremists in her home town near the afghan border has shocked the country. just 14 years old, she and two classmates also injured but less seriously were attacked after gunmen stopped their school bus. the girls say the men were specifically after malala yousufzai. it's no surprise. since 2009 defying local taliban edicts she's been a fearless campaigner for pakistani girls right to an education. unusually even some of the most conservative religious figures in pakistan have condemned the shooting. one gro
the u.s. apologize for u.s. marines urinating on taliban corpses? >> oh, gosh, yes. urinating on taliban corpses. >> burning korans immediately. >> what we should not be policying for is standing up for our values. what we should not be doing is saying want egyptian people, while mubarak is cracking down on them is a good guy and the next week say we ought to go. what we should not be doing is rejecting claims for calls for more security in our barracks in our marine-- we need marines in benghazi when the commander on the ground says we need for forces for security purpose there were requests for extra security. those requests were not honored. look, this was the anniversary of 9/11. it was libya, a country we knew we had al qaeda cells there. as we know al qaeda and its affiliates are on the rise in northern africa, and we did not give our ambassador in benghazi a marine detachment? of course there's an investigation so we can make sure this never happens again. but when it comes to speak up for our values, we should not apologize for those. here's the problem-- look at all the various
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in pakistan closed in protest today over the taliban attack on a 14-year- old girl. she is hospitalized in intensive care at a military hospital in peshawar where doctors removed a bullet from her neck. she has been blogging for the bbc about life in the war-torn country, she became an outspoken critic. taliban in pakistan. doctors are optimistic that she will recover >>> a republican led house committee will hold a hearing today on diplomatic security in libya a month after the deadly attack at the u.s. consulate in benghazi. california congressman darrell issa is chair of the house oversight and government reform committee. he says the state department ignored pleas from its diplomats in libya to increase security prior to the attack. >>> the california man behind that anti-muslim film linked to the middle east violence is set to be in court today. he is accused of violating probation for a bank fraud conviction in 2010. he was arrested for that last month and is expected to make his considerate appearance today by way of video conferencing because of safety concerns. >>> power windo
-year-old girl shot by a taliban gunman in pakistan. a pakistani military spokesman says malala yousufzai is in satisfactory condition but cautions the next few days will be critical. the little girl is being kept unconscious and on a ventilator for now. the bullet entered her head and went into her neck toward her spine. malala yousufzai is well known as an activist for girls' education. >>> security is tight on indonesia's resort island of bali as survivors and victims' families mark 10 years since two deadly nightclub bombings. the explosions killed 202 people in 2002. more than 2,000 police officers and military personnel have been deployed to guard today's memorial services. that's because the government detected some possible terrorist activity. >>> 5:50 now. an american airlines plane was forced to make an emergency landing because a bird got caught up in one of the engines. the boeing 737 was headed from chicago down to miami last night. it hit the bird right before it was about to land in miami. nobody was hurt, and the plane landed safely. >>> 5:51. the new iphone secr
training camp in oregon in 1999. he started with aiding taliban and al qaeda efforts in afghanistan. >> how come it has taken so long to bring masri to the united states? >> reporter: this has been a long fight. he's been fighting extradition since his m dictment because he knows frankly he faces a life sentence here in the u.s. one of his alleged co-conspirators has already been convicted and he's sentenced to life in prison. masri is an interesting character. he lost both hands and one eye fighting the soviets in afghanistan and he says he suffers a number of physical ailments. he lists diabetes and depression among them. his supporters argued if masri came to the u.s. he would be subject to human rights violations in prison. so they used those arguments to drag these things out. >> who were the other suspects that were brought back? >> reporter: two of them are terrorism financiers. and the other is accused of bombings in tunisia. they are charged with conspiring to kill americans and another one is accused of attempting to use a weapons of mass destruction. people remember the 1998 atta
-year-old girl shot by the pakistani taliban for speaking out against them. a source inside pakistan's intelligence community tells cbs news that two people including an important suspect, are now in custody. the source would not say if either of them is the gunman. elizabeth palmer is reporting from pakistan's capital, islamabad. >> reporter: malala yousafzai is unconscious on a ventilator in a hospital near islamabad. a brain scan is offering a ray of hope. a single bullet entered her head but only grazed her brain and lodged in her chest cavity. doctors then did surgery to take out a piece of her skull to relieve the pressure. the next 36 hours, obviously, will be critical to her survival and well-being. all of pakistan is outraged at this act of violence. there have been vigils in schools and special prayers in mosques across the country. and also some small demonstrations against this terrible act of violence. for "cbs this morning," i'm elizabeth palmer in islamabad. >>> health officials say two more americans have died of fungal meningitis and 43 more cases
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